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Old 10-04-09, 05:46 AM   #1
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Questions for S. Korean cyclist

I'm living in S. Korea. This year I fell in love with biking. I bought a cheap Chinese hardtail to lose some weight and realized this is my sport
Anyway I decided to graduate to a nicer bike once I hit my target weight but I have a lot of questions.

-I'm interested in trying out a nice carbon road bike but I can't find any stores that stock anything over 500$ they'll let me touch. Where are some of the top bike dealers in S. Korea?
-Has anyone ever seen the one Specialized dealer here in the country and if so how is their selection, prices, service? I'm interested in getting a carbon Specialized Roubaix if they feel as good as everyone says.
-If I have to fly to another country to get a bike where should i look and what should I expect?
-Where can I get a proper fit in Korea (none of the LBS even know what I mean!)?
-A lot of the LBS owners tell me that sticking to a MTB for korean riding is best b/c the roads are substandard; they don't seem worse than the roads in America but do road bike owners have a lot of problems here?
-Any other advice concerning buying a bike is most welcome.
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Old 10-07-09, 06:44 PM   #2
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Where are you located in Korea?
If you are in north Seoul Maybe I can help you out.
I'm in Dongducheon.
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Old 10-08-09, 03:41 AM   #3
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I'm in Gimpo city about 30 km west of Seoul.
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shoot me an email address or phone and I'll ask my LBS if they can find one for ya.
They ordered me a Surly LHT from a shop in Kangnam and got me e good deal.
They are pretty good folks and they do know what a proper bike fit is.
My email is albertmounger at yahoo dot com.
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here's a facebook group for bikers in Korea. http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=11799660100
I ended up buying a bike in the states and shipping it here. was way cheaper.
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